Biden trolls Pence with fly swatter after viral debate moment

The Biden campaign started selling them, then his 'flywillvote.com' tweet linked to iwillvote.com.

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The vice presidential debate is now in the books. The event covered a lot of ground, from health care to the economy to the coronavirus pandemic, as Senator Kamala Harris squared off against Vice President Mike Pence.

But one moment has gone viral after a large fly landed on Pence’s head.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential hopeful, jumped into a rare troll mode when he posted a picture of himself holding a fly swatter captioned, “Pitch in $5 to help this campaign fly.” 

The Biden campaign also started selling them. The signature “Truth Over Flies” Fly Swatter is available on the official campaign website, JoeBiden.com. 

Minutes later, he tweeted “flywillvote.com,” which linked to the Democratic National Committee website, iwillvote.com.

The fly sat on Pence’s head for around two minutes as he answered questions about racial injustice in the United States, including the police slaying of Breonna Taylor. 

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A Twitter account posing as the fly wrote, “Thank you everyone for the thoughts and prayers. I will be getting COVID tested tomorrow, fingers crossed.” 

The fly was very distinguishable as it sat in Pence’s silver hair. It was still, even as the vice president moved his head as he spoke. 

#PenceFly is currently trending on Twitter. 

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CNN anchor Jake Tapper got in on the laughs, posting a close-up picture of a fly with the caption, “Coming up after the break, a @CNN exclusive.” 

Megyn Kelly, a staunch Republican and former Fox News host, wrote, “The fly is free and now getting a COVID test.” 

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Slate magazine quickly posted a first-person essay “written” by the fly: “I am the Fly That Landed in Mike Pence’s Hair. Here’s Why I’m Supporting Donald Trump.” 

But of all the hot takes about the fly, Gayle King may have captured the collective thoughts of the Black community, saying, “It was very telling that a fly landed on Mike Pence’s head when he was denying America’s systemic racism. The fly was like ‘say whaaat?’”

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